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Delicious Greek Tabouli Salad Recipe

Delicious Greek Tabouli Salad has Mediterranean flavors and is quick, easy and healthy. You can make this salad ahead of time and it’s perfect for any occasion.

Tabouli Salad

Do you just get on flavor kicks? I know that I do. I think it has something to do with the weather. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I am in the mood for cool Greek or Mediterranean foods. I don’t follow any particular diet. I consciously just try to keep my calories reasonable. If you do follow a diet, you know that the Mediterranean is often recommended. My Delicious Greek Tabouli Salad would certainly be a great choice.

Tabouli SaladI love to sneak in whole grains whenever I can. This is the first time that I have used bulgur wheat. What a wonderful flavor! It is almost sweet and has a nutty flavor. I also loved that it didn’t take very long to cook. Some grains take quite a while and involve soaking too.

Tabouli SaladAccording to Sunnyland Mills, Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried, ground into particles and sifted into distinct sizes. It comes in different sized grains. I bought #3 course. I got it in bulk, and to tell you the truth I didn’t know the difference at the time. That is what my store carried.

Tabouli SaladWe just loved this salad. You can combine the veggies of your choice. I stuck to what I thought would traditionally be in a Greek or Mediterranean salad. The vinaigrette is also nice and light and has a fresh lemon juice base. Not only was this salad delicious, it would be easy to take to a potluck or on a picnic. All of the colors and flavors just reminds me of summer.

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Tabouli Salad Recipe

Tabouli Salad has delicious Greek flavors and is quick, easy and healthy. You can make this salad ahead of time and it's perfect for any occasion
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 12
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion scallions would also work
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup sliced pepperoncini I used Mezzetta sliced peperoncini
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill finely chopped

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pepperoncini juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add two cups of water to a saucepan and bring to a light boil. Stir in bulgur wheat. Cover and allow to simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  • Combine vinaigrette ingredients. Shake to blend.
  • Add prepared vegetables, feta and olives to a large bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of cooked bulgur wheat. Dress lightly with vinaigrette and stir in fresh dill. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Refrigerate until serving.

Notes

You can use all of the cooked bulgur wheat if you choose. This dish can be made a day in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.6mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Claire

Friday 24th of June 2022

This is the strangest tabouli recipe I have ever seen in my life! It’s literally a parsley salad. With an ADDITION of bulgur and veg. Where is the parsley in here?? It isn’t! Shocking! Call it a bulgur recipe instead.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 26th of June 2022

Parsley? There's no parsley in this recipe?

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Shari

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

I love all the flavors that are in this salad. It looks so good! I have never tried bulgar wheat before, but the texture is very appealing to me. I enjoyed learning a little bit about it. Thanks for sharing this, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

This was my first use of bulgur too and I just loved it. It really has a bit of a sweet flavor that really surprised me.

Carlee

Monday 13th of June 2016

That looks delicious! I would love to try bulgur wheat, I am not sure why I haven't yet! Thanks so much for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Thank you Carlee! There are so many grains that I haven't tried and this was a first for me too. I have to say that I really loved it!

Suchitra

Monday 13th of June 2016

What a healthy and delicious looking salad Julie!! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Thank you Su!